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Old 01-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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What linux distro to use on old Dell Inspiron 7000 notebook

I want to convert an old Dell Inspiron Notebook (circa 2000) to a linux based machine. Any suggestions on which distro to use, or some sites that will tell me how to accomplish this task?
Thank you for your input and help.
Old 01-14-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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I actually had Mepis 6.5 running on one of those... No idea if M8 would run. I fear not. Might be worth looking at antiX.
Old 01-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #3
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I noticed that the last linux distro you used was rh6! Things are not like that anymore.. unless you want that!
I use Puppy Linux on my inspiron 7500, and it works really well. Depending on specs cpu/Ram/Hdd space, you can go with DSL on the lower spec end, and Debian/Ubuntu/Slack/all the Biggies, on the higher spec end.
Good luck, and get yerself some Live CD's


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